When it comes to Cuban one of the MLB’s biggest up-and-coming stars, Yasiel Puig, he refuses to listen to stupid commentary!
Read more and find out what the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig had to say…
LatinoAthlete.com has just got word that Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig wasn’t the most receptive when he was asked about taking ab back seat during spring training.
Puig responded when asked how he feels about this shift, and he didn’t exactly respond with grace. Puig used to have a carefree cadence of his speech, but once he heard the question he was angered.
“I’m not concerned with what is said or asked by people like you,” wrote Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.”
“I don’t listen to that, what we could call, in my country, stupid commentary. I’m focused on my work, not every stupid question.”
After Puig snapped at the first question a second was asked. This time rephrased, asking him “what he would consider a smart question?”
The MLB All-Star said:
“I don’t know. You can’t hope for anything from these people. They have never asked anything intelligent, anything important.”
Last year, Puig was demoted to the club’s A+ team in Rancho Cucamonga, then he moved to AAA team in Oklahoma City and worked his way back to the MLB. He earned a spot with the Dodgers. As for 2017, Hernandez says, “Puig’s role has yet to be defined for the upcoming season.”
Puig is one of the team’s most valuable members, but now he’s slipped from grace a tad bit. So, he’s going to need to work hard to turn things in his favor again.
What will happen to Puig this year?
Andrew Friedman, the team’s president of baseball operations weighed in on his situation. He feels that the Cuban MLB star didn’t return to the same place he left. Plus, he isn’t guaranteed a place in the starting lineup. In fact, Puig could be a part-time player, even a reserve. Or even worse, he could be traded at any minute or sent back down to the minors again.
How did Puig react?
“People have the opinions they have. I continue doing my work. I came to play baseball. People are like that. They give opinions they don’t have to give.”